Croydon Tramlink Crystal Palace extension newsletter edition 1

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					                                                                                                                  Transport for London
Next steps
Following the consultation,
TfL is now working to select
the preferred route from the
three options, as well as
                                     residents and stakeholders
                                     outlined in the consultation.
                                     A route for the extension
                                     would be decided towards the
                                                                                                                  Croydon Tramlink
developing a route for rest of
the link. TfL would be looking
at which route is best overall,
taking into account the cost
                                     end of 2007 and would feature
                                     in future newsletters, along
                                     with information on events
                                                                                                                  Crystal Palace extension
                                     where you can come and to
of construction, benefits to         talk to us about your views on                                               Newsletter • Edition 1 (Summer 2007)
passengers, environmental            the tram and the proposed
impact and the views of              route.

Proposed timeline
                                                                                                                  Results of
  Croydon Tramlink opens                                                             2000
  Funding allocated to develop proposal for extension to Crystal Palace              2004                         consultation
  Market research shows high levels of support for concept of extension              March 2006                   In autumn 2006, TfL held
                                                                                                                  a consultation on three possible
  Public consultation on route options for extension                                 Autumn 2006                  tram routes for part of the
  Consultation results published                 (Current phase)                     July 2007                    Extension between Anerley Road
                                                                                                                  and Crystal Palace Parade.
  Preferred route for extension decided                                              End of 2007
                                                                                                                  The response showed continued
  Detailed route design and public information events                                2008                         strong support for the scheme,
                                                                                                                  with more than twice as many
  Application for powers to build the extension                                                                   positive comments about the
  (through Transport and Works Act)                                                                               Extension as negative ones.
                                                                                                                  On the route options, the
  Public Inquiry                                                                     2010                         responses showed that:
  Government decision on whether extension can go ahead                              2010 - 2011                  q   67 per cent of people
                                                                                                                      supported Option 2 (Crystal
  Construction                                                                       2011 - 2013                      Palace Park – via railway)
  Tram service starts                                                                2013                         q   18 per cent of people                     Contents
                                                                                                                      supported Option 3 (Anerley
                                                                                                                      Road/Crystal Palace Park)                 • Results of consultation
Translations and                     Contact us                                                                   q   15 per cent of people                       on route options
alternative formats                  If you would like further information, please contact us by:                     supported Option 1 (Anerley
                                                                                                                                                                • Benefits of the tram for
                                                                                                                      Hill – on street).
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The main reasons people                                                   Benefits: frequent, fast, affordable and accessible
supported Option 2 were
because it would have the least                                           Quicker and easier journeys       Palace Parade. Tramlink is also    Improving your
impact on traffic, and also                                               The Extension of the successful   part of the Oystercard network,    local economy
it would provide a good                                                   and popular Croydon Tramlink      and new convenient links with      The tram would provide an
interchange with Crystal Palace                                           to Crystal Palace would bring     local bus routes and rail          affordable and convenient
railway station. Where people                                             11,000 more households within     services, including the extended   way of getting to Crystal Palace
expressed a second choice,                                                10 minutes’ walk of a tram        East London Line, would make       Park and would support
Option 3 was clearly preferred,                                           stop. There would be a direct     onward journeys across London      regeneration of the area. The
with five times as many second                                            service of six trams an hour      quicker and easier.                tram would give an economic
choices as Option 1.                                                      between Croydon and Crystal                                          boost to Anerley and Crystal
A copy of the consultation                                                                                                                     Palace by bringing more people
report is available on the TfL                                                                                                                 to the shops and restaurants
website or by contacting us                                                                                                                    and by helping local people
(see contact details at the back                                                                                                               take advantage of employment
of this brochure).                                                                                                                             opportunities in Croydon.
                                                                                                                                               Improving your
                                                                                                                                               local environment
                                                                                                                                               The tram would use electrical
            15%                                                                                                                                power and where available
                                                                                                                                               would make use of sustainable
                                                                                                                                               power sources. The tram would
     18%                                                                                                                                       improve local air quality in
                          67%                                                                                                                  two ways:
                                                                                                                                               q   it produces no emissions
                                                                                                                                               q   it would encourage car drivers
                                                                                                                                                   to switch to trams

Chart 1: Percentages of support for
         each option
                                                                          ‘These consultation results show there is strong support
                                                                           for the proposed Tramlink extension to Crystal Palace.’
 Blue = Route 1, Anerley Hill
        – on street                                                       – Ken Livingstone
 Red = Route 2, Crystal Palace Park,
       – via railway
 Green = Route 3, Anerley Road/                                           Croydon Tram routes
          Crystal Palace Park

                                       ‘This extension would
                                        be a very significant
                                        improvement to
                                        public transport in
                                        the area’
                                       – A response to the consultation

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